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Journal Article

Using simulation-based training to improve patient safety: what does it take?

Salas E, Wilson KA, Burke S, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2005;31:363-71.

This commentary discusses the essential components of simulation training and describes its current applications in health care. The authors stress that simulation training is an educational tool that requires careful attention to design, and they offer guidelines to support successful implementation. They conclude that simulation training provides an opportunity to improve educational methods and may bring about future reductions in medical errors.